Centennial Celebration Continues

Aug. 7, 2015

Centennial Celebration Continues
The mobile Centennial display is previewed on campus before touring local institutions.

ST. LOUIS – The party has only just begun.

Numerous events and releases will shine the spotlight on Webster University’s 100-year history during the final half of its Centennial celebration. The year-long fete was launched with a block party in Downtown St. Louis in September 2014. Since then, dozens of events have honored both its past and future, from contemporary faculty lectures and historic films screenings to a special dinner to honor the Sisters of Loretto, the founder of the University.

There is more to come, including the burying of a time capsule, the release of a book, the airing of a documentary and more. Events scheduled for the next three months include:

  • The Centennial Film Series: A Century Through Cinema continues through November with the screening of several classic and influential films, from “Clerks” to “Little Miss Sunshine” (locations and dates are listed at http://100.webster.edu)
  • A groundbreaking ceremony for the Interdisciplinary Science Building. 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 on the north side of the East Academic Building
  • A documentary film about Webster University produced by Nine Network of Public Media. Prescreening at 3 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Loretto-Hilton Center
  • The St. Louis Business Journal and Webster University present “Welcome Home to the Future of Dance,” where renowned performer and educator Alicia Graf Mack will be honored. 9:15 a.m. Sept. 25 in the Loretto-Hilton Center
  • A time capsule installation and dedication, featuring items from Webster’s domestic and international locations, will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 in front of Webster Hall
  • A book signing will be held for the Centennial coffee table book, “Webster University: A Century of Defining Moments.” 4 – 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the East Academic Building.
  • The Sisters of Loretto will host an interfaith celebration marking the 100th year of the laying of the cornerstone to Webster Hall. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Winifred Moore Auditorium
  • Dancing Through the Decades,” a look at the evolution of dance through films, lectures and live performances. 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the East Academic Building

All the above events (with exception to the film “Clerks) will take place on the University’s home campus in Webster Groves at 470 E. Lockwood Ave.

For more information about the Centennial celebration, or to see a complete list of events, visit http://100.webster.edu

In addition to the events, this summer, a mobile history kiosk that is currently in the lobby of Loretto Hall will be moved throughout the region and displayed in the lobbies of various partner institutions. The exhibit includes historic photos and artifacts, trivia questions about the University and the opportunity for visitors to receive a Webster University refrigerator magnet as a keepsake.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University (www.webster.edu) comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with almost 20,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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